Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones. Photo Courtesy of HBO.

The legacy of Game of Thrones lives on in its final season

On April 14, HBO released the highly anticipated first episode of the final season of the “Game of Thrones” series, drawing excited fans to their screens at 9 p.m eastern standard time. The amount of viewers sky rocketed to 17.4 million across all platforms to witness the beginning of the end of the beloved show. GOT began as a series […]

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Image still from the remake of, "Pet Sematary." (Paramount/TNS)

Pet Sematary is not Stephen King’s best work of 2019.

Stephen King’s newest reboot for his horror book “Pet Semetary” was released on April 5. The 2019 version of Pet Semetary is the book’s third film adaptation and while it was not bad, pet horror movies should definitely be left in the 1980s because of the odd horror factors. The story follows a family’s new move into a small town […]

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Logan Webber, who plays the lead role of Holden _______ in the play, "The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nightime flies across the stage. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Douglas Drama gets nominated for 21 Cappie awards

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama program has been nominated for 21 awards from the Critics and Awards Program for High School Students for the play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.” This includes awards in categories such as best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best featured actor, best featured actress, lighting, sound, choreography and […]

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Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Star-crossed lovers are meant to break every viewer’s heart; terminal romance films are some of the best at depicting this concept. The real question is are these movies representing terminal illnesses correctly or are they misinforming viewers? Teenage patients spend most of their time either in a hospital, getting treatments or in their homes, resting. Patients are constantly under watch. […]

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Figuring out dresses, makeup and hair for prom can be overwhelming. (The Mash/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Prom dresses and expenses for girls can be overpriced and excessive

*This story was co-written by Jordyn Laudanno and Mallory Muller MSD Seniors are preparing for prom on May 11. Trying on dozens of dresses, finding exact color matches for their shoes and preparing jewelry to accessorize with for the special day can turn out to cost more than it’s worth.   The theme has not yet been announced, but most […]

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Promotional material for Jordan Peele's "US".

Jordan Peele’s “US” is a Must See for Horror Fans

“US,” released on March 22, is the second film from comedian and director Jordan Peele, who received massive praise for his first film, “Get Out” which showed a new take on the horror genre through an African-American perspective. The film follows Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o) on a family vacation with her husband Gabe (Winston Duke), daughter Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) […]

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Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

School shootings are a frequently depicted topic on television, often dramatizing the terror and hardships students and faculty face during a real shooting. While these episodes seem more plentiful now than ever, due to the increased rates of actual school shootings, violence on campus has been ingrained in popular culture for decades. Since the shooting at Columbine High School on […]

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The documentary poster for "Leaving Neverland".

Review: “Leaving Neverland” causes great controversy

The two-part HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” was released on Jan. 25, 2019, however, it continues to make headlines almost a month later. The documentary details the alleged experiences and abuses faced by two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, at the hands of singer-songwriter, Michael Jackson, when they were young boys. Directed by Dan Reid, “Leaving Neverland” begins with the […]

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Jonas Brothers new hit single “Sucker” brings nostalgia amongst teen girls

Jonas Brothers new hit single “Sucker” brings nostalgia amongst teen girls

On Feb. 28 millions of fans were elated when the Jonas Brother revealed that they were producing a new single after many years apart. Personally, I think the hype does not meet the quality of music they produced. I wish they would have released a song that identified with the original sound of the Jonas Brothers. However radio stations who […]

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Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel.” (Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios)

Review: Captain Marvel is an empowering and motivating movie

Brie Larson puts the “her” in “hero” in Marvel’s latest film, Captain Marvel, released March 8. The film was highly anticipated and the months leading up to it were filled with controversy, since it is Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female solo movie. The movie was released on International Women’s Day, going along with the themes of women empowerment.   The […]

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